The main bazaar of Leh town is near the masjid seen at bottom
center. You must be thinking why this place is called the high land dessert.
Move your sight a little to the left and the scene starts to
This is the old part of the city. Hardly any trees. This is
what generations of travelers to this city had seen. The trees have now come up
in the other parts of the city due to irrigation system. In Ladakh the greenery
is there where there is water.
Both green and brown in one go.
The roof of houses in Ladakh are flat. This is view of Indus
valley from the roof of Spitok Gompa located 08 Kms from Leh towards Kargil.
The village of Spitok with Indus flowing at an easy pace.
The mud fort of General Zoravar Singh
The Leh palace overlooks the city.
The Stok palace, where the descendants of erstwhile
The barren National Park. Is it not a high land dessert.
The Pangyong Tso of which 1/3 is in India and the rest in China. Sheer size
of the lake and the limestone mountains around it completely overwhelm the
travelers. The varying colors of the rocks and their reflection adds to the
seven hues of blue and green waters.
The Indus flows by.
The evening vegetable market on the main street of Leh is quite colorful.